Piano Matinee of Ancient and Modern Compositions: 2nd: Orpheon Free Choral School Benefit

Event Information

Venue(s):
Dodworth's Hall

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
4 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Apr 1868, 3:00 PM

Program Details

To benefit the Orpheon Free Choral School Fund.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 April 1868.
2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 21 April 1868, 4.

Incorrectly announces Steinway Hall as the venue.

3)
Announcement: New York Herald, 22 April 1868, 9.
4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 22 April 1868, 4.

Correction to previous day's error in venue announcement.

5)
Review: New-York Times, 27 April 1868, 4.

“Of the giving of miscellaneous concerts, as of the making of books, there is no end. They are mostly of a personal and direct character, appealing to the clientele of the giver. These performances are generally tame, but genial—the reciprocity between the player and the audience being perfect. We can refer only to such as were somewhat out of the beaten track. Mr. Jerome Hopkins’ ‘Hours with the Piano,’ in aid of the Orpheon Free Choral School Fund, were carefully prepared illustrations of various schools of pianoforte music. The gentleman’s energy and enthusiasm have placed him prominently before the public. We think, however, that he is heard to better advantage as a composer than as a pianist. In the matter of playing we have reached the highest point of the art.”